In the last year, few industries have been impervious to the entrance and integration of AI to streamline workflows, transform business operations, and optimize data. With the rise of new AI-powered platforms, new communities in the Metaverse and Web3 are presenting a new challenge to advertising agencies and brands looking to garner a captive audience and increase engagement.
Instead of viewing AI as the ultimate changemaker, what if agencies and brands approached the Metaverse, Web3, and upcoming AI-enabled platforms as just another digital channel? The&Partnership captures this approach best in talking about emergent digital channels like the Metaverse:
New channels will always emerge and proclaim themselves as a new paradigm of consumer relationship, but the principles of channels (usually) remain the same. The Metaverse is just an extension of this evolution – new virtual worlds where people may spend more time, and as a result, where brands may spend more time.
Head of Innovation at The&Partnership
Valeria Balaro, VP of Marketing at Star, discussed with panelists, Stephen Noble (Business Development Director, Star), Konstantin Burkovtsev (Product Manager, Star), and Oliver Feldwick (Head of Innovation, The&Partnership), the current state and trends of decentralized platforms and digital channels, its communities, and how AI has completely overshadowed experimental channels. Watch the panel recording and learn about:
- Advertising trends and brand concerns on experimental channels such as the Metaverse, Web3, and their respective communities
- What agencies should focus on and how to incorporate experimental and traditional channels into a cohesive ad journey
- How agencies can smoothly transition and adopt AI into their processes, including:
- Using generative AI to create campaign assets at scale, personalize assets, launch A/B tests
- Using predictive AI to assess ad performance, forecast campaign outcomes, optimize audience targeting strategy, and scale for better results
- Balancing AI-human inputs, AI training, and the art of campaign creation
- Ethical AI applications, privacy, and transparency
Has the AI hype overtaken the Metaverse and Web3?
Regardless of how consistent or expansive the audience on these new digital channels might be, agencies and brands are still considering new communities in the Metaverse and Web3.
To reach new audiences and generate business value, agencies must be attuned to consumers’ evolving ethos and changing demands for sustainability and social good. While AI is a good tool for balancing the changing advertising landscape amidst leaner budgets, it’s not a surefire solution for agency woes.
Transforming trendy tech (like the Metaverse or AI) into a robust advertising strategy takes much more than good branding. As audiences in the Metaverse gain momentum, brands can use AI to personalize, empower, and scale campaigns to connect with Gen Z and emerging communities. Since generative AI can create a large volume of creative, customized assets quickly, ML algorithms can considerably enhance the customer’s digital experience by forecasting optimized ad placement for different target audiences while executing complex agency objectives. Likewise, agencies should understand the range of AI applications and the necessary training for data practitioners to augment new workflows.
For agencies and brands looking to leverage AI for business and advertising goals, it’s not only about appealing to new AI-enabled communities but understanding how to navigate the evolving advertising landscape efficiently and effectively with AI.
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